Sterne Digital Library is a project funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. It explores eighteenth-century afterlives and early adaptations of Laurence Sterne’s fiction through digitising rare items collected by J.C.T. Oates, now held by Cambridge University Library.
A major output of the project will be the open-access Sterne Digital Library database, hosted by Cambridge Digital Library, which will be the first digital edition of Sterne’s works and Sterneana. It will be a searchable research tool for helping understand the relationships between classic literary works and fan fiction, and the role of creative adaptation across different media. The project will hold a conference in 2020 and will generate new research on digitally editing visually experimental texts, aiming to explore how big data can help us understand literary experimentation and book design.
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